Restaurant and nursery plans for business park

y1calderpark732 Calder Park sign
y1calderpark732 Calder Park sign

DEVELOPERS are hoping to build a new restaurant and nursery on the outskirts of the city.

Peel Investments Ltd has handed in two separate planning applications for the developments on Calder Park, near junction 39 of the M1.

They hope that both will serve workers who are already based on the business park

They claim the restaurant off Denby Dale Road could be used to entertain clients and that the nursery would provide day care for the children of workers on the site.

In a design and access statement the company said: “One of the key issues in relation to the continued expansion and development of business parks is the fact that 1.5 million square feet of office accommodation being approved, the working population of the site will increase to anywhere between 7,500 and 10,000 people when the scheme is complete.

“Business parks are communities in their own right and in order to compete on a national basis there is a need to cement Calder Park as being a truly national business park which is capable of supporting the future business requirement of this community as it evolves.”

The business park already includes offices, a Premier Inn, pub, homes, West Yorkshire Police’s new scientific support centre and the Highways Agency base.

Plans also include 50 car parking spaces, with some shared between the sites and improvements to the access roads from Thomas Maddison Lane.

Further details about the look and design of the buildings and how many people they will cater for, will have to be submitted in the future.

But the children’s nursery is described as “small” to meet the needs of the park.

Plans will be decided by Wakefield Council.